Speedify is a VPN that aims at security, speed, and reliability. They have a Channel Bonding technology that let you use all available WiFi, 3G, 4G, and wired connections all at the same time to increase the speed of everything you do online.
It provides a free account tier, that is limited to 5GB per month and can only be used on a single device.
One good thing with Speedify is that it avoids the pitfalls of other free VPNs by not allowing ads not having a limited number of servers.
At the end of this review, you will, without doubt, know if Speedify is the VPN you need or not.
I will keep it simple but concise and straight to the point. You will learn about its products and services offered.
This is the breakdown of what I would be covering:
- About Speedify Review
- Compatible Devices
- Features of Speedify
- Speed and Performance
- Price (Free or Paid version)
- Privacy and Security
- Pros and Cons
1. About Speedify Review
Speedify is an American private network service located in Philadelphia, PA. It was developed by Connectify, which specializes in networking software.
The cooperation touts its speed, connection quality, and high security. We have place the VPN through its paces for you to see how much speed do Speedify really have.
In this review, we willl share our results with you since we have made use of the software before now. We will also discuss it’s features, price, ease of use, supported devices, server locations, speed, security and support before giving our results.
Speedify isn’t your average run of the mill VPN service. Well to be honest, we can say that it is more of a channel bonding tool than a fully-fledged VPN service.
As I was writing this VPN review, I found it rather spectacular in an exceeding manner that it boosted my speeds considerably by merging my Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and mobile internet connection.
I also like the proven fact that it offers well developed modern looking apps with built-in options for encryption, a Kill Switch and an excellent mode dedicated for streaming.
However, when it involves providing VPN specific performance, Speedify lacks quite a bit.
Overall, This VPN is a good VPN service with over 200 servers in 35 countries that’s good for basic usage, however, for heavy usage, you should be better off with something else.
2. Compatible Devices
Speedify currently supports PC, Mac,iOS, and Android. This covers the most popular desktop and mobile platforms that we use presently, so you don’t have any problems on the particular device to install Speedify.
Speedify supports the following versions of the mentioned platforms:
- Windows – 7 and up
- MacOS – 10.10 and up
- iOS – 9.0 and up
- Android – 4.4 (KitKat) and up
You can download this VPN for PC and Mac on the official website and on iTunes and Google Play for iOS and Android, respectively.
3. Features of Speedify
Being a combination of 2 completely different services, Speedify offers a number of features. Below are some of the most prominent ones:
- It allows you to speed up your Internet connection by bonding different sources and their respective bandwidths.
- The company features speed servers (including dedicated ones) in more than 26 countries all over the world. It is also constantly working on including new locations.
- It is all about promoting a free and efficient Internet, so it doesn’t put any limits on your monthly downloads.
- You can use Speedify on 2 devices simultaneously.
- You get virtual IP addresses with Speedify.
- It allows P2P traffic through its servers in the Netherlands.
If you so choose, Speedify can also host a server in your facility, provided that you have reliable bandwidth, hardware, and network configuration and access.
It was, sadly, blocked by Netflix, thus if unlocking or having access to Netflix is one of your main goals, Speedify is not the platform for you.
4. Speed and Performance
One of the biggest problems with modern VPNs is their effect on your Internet speed. Most of the services can cut it to some extent, so you always need to make a choice between security and seamless browsing, streaming or downloading.
Speedify solves this issue by combining 2 services into one. Encryption protocols guarantee your on-line safety and anonymity while speed-boosting handles problems by spreading the most demanding of tasks across different networks.
You should not that your connections must come from a completely different sources so as to be “Speedifyable.” For instance, Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks connected to the same router can not be combined for an increased bandwidth because of the shared network.
You will have to buy an additional USB adapter since most modern computers come with only one Wi-Fi card, This adapter will allow you to connect to your secondary network.
For us to bring you this Speedify review, we carried out a serious battery of tests and recorded the results regarding Internet speed under different circumstances.
We tested our main connection with Speedify and without Speedify then, we later added a secondary connection and made some observation once Speedify was allowed to use both Internet links.
We noticed a usual speed drops over time while using our “naked” Wi-Fi. But, immediately we introduced Speedify without encryption, the speed drops lowered significantly.
We then added our secondary link, and things got somewhat better, as we noticed the overall speed improvement even without measuring it.
This is to say that Speedify gives exactly what it promised.
5. Price (Free or Paid version)
Speedify provides three pricing plans. And here are all the available paid plans:
Individual. With this plan, you’ll get unlimited data and protection for up to five devices:
- 1-Month plan: $8.99;
- 1-Year plan: $49.99, 50% discount.
Family. The second option will be the right choice for families. But what is the difference between this plan and the previous one? It allows accounts for five individuals and each user is allowed to protect five devices simultaneously just like the Individual plan. You can use the Admin Dashboard to add and remove users:
- 1-Month plan: $14.95 (2.99 dollars per user);
- 1-Year plan: $74.95, (1.25 dollars per user), 50% discount.
Team. If you own a massive company and you want your workers to be protected by Speedify, the Team plan will be a reasonable option to use. Besides, with it, you can rent a dedicated server, which will cost you $120 a month:
- 1-Month plan: $8.99;
- 1-Year plan: $49.99, 50% discount.
6. Privacy and Security
Speedify utilizes ChaCha cipher to deliver its expected performance as a VPN service. ChaCha is backed up by RFC 7539 Standard and ChaCha over DTLS by RFC 7905.
If you would opt for a smoother online experience and are not concerned with possible threats, you can turn the encryption off and make use of Speedify solely as a speed booster.
The second part of the puzzle is DTLS, which is TLS (SSL) over UDP. This technology provides you with the same security level in charge of guarding Facebook, Gmail, and other HTTPS:// websites.
Speedify for Windows permits you to enable the Super Secure Mode, this mode prevents Windows from sending DNS requests on any connections apart from Speedify.
This eliminates the chance of Windows leaking DNS to your local networks.
Connectify is based within the US, which is a good location for speed boosters but an unfortunate one for VPNs.
We don’t need to elaborate on the ever-looming privacy threat that is the US government and its assorted agencies. In addition to that, the US is a member of the Five Eyes surveillance network.
The cooperation offsets this danger by maintaining a strict zero-logs policy. This implies that Speedify does not keep record or store your information like connection and online activity data.
Considering the fact that there are still no mandatory data retention laws in the US, this provider is very safe for online activities.
7. Pros and Cons
- Internet speed boosting & VPN in one
- Dedicated speed servers
- No download limit
- Virtual IP addresses
- P2P is allowed
- Solid encryption
- Measures against DNS leaks
- Free limited plan
- 30-day money-back guarantee
- Blocked by Netflix
- Limited support
- Low server count
Recall that this VPN does offer a free account tier, although it is limited to 5GB per month and can only be used on a single device.
This is where I will end up for today.
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